Monthly Archives: April 2014

More Mali

I posted up a couple of bands from Mali the other day, but one group from the region who don’t get anywhere near enough coverage is BKO Quintet. This is their latest single from the forthcoming album ‘Bamako Today’. Advertisements

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Middle Class Problems

Caught up with Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon at Mr Wolfs yesterday. At one point during the above tune, somebody leaned over and asked me if it was satire. I think Dr Syntax has long walked that line without trying. … Continue reading

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Catch That High Speed Train

Some acts just nail that old skool Americana Roots sound perfectly. I love artists such as Pokey LaFarge and Luke Winslow King, who sit somewhere in an alternative time frame at the meeting point between Swing, Blues, Folk and Bluegrass, … Continue reading

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Award Tour

The over-all winners for this year’s Songlines Music Awards have just been announced! As the best magazine for World Music, I feel it’s definitely an accolade that is taken seriously in those circles. Last year my house mate Joe Driscoll … Continue reading

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Explore Our World

Okay so we finally have the full line up out for BoomTown Fair – check the video and see if you can spot the extras. Plus if you’ve never been to BoomTown (or not been in the past couple of … Continue reading

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Swing Further

As I have probably mentioned, we finally succumbed and set up a Big Swing Soundsystem Facebook page. Now we get to go through our amateur phase all over again as we try and climb up above the 1000 ‘like’ mark. … Continue reading

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Rough Like Rambo

Been a while since I’ve heard from Kyza or Skriblah, they were 2 of my favourites in the last decade, once they broke out of Klashnekoff’s shadow. Rather than fizzling out, it sounds like they’ve been stoking the fire if … Continue reading

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